European Drawing Series

Davies, Tim (2016) European Drawing Series. [Show/Exhibition] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project comprises a series of two-dimensional works on paper of different sizes, made from digital images of European war memorials, which are hatched over with graphite. The work explores the relationship between public and private grief; examines propaganda and discourses around war and commemoration; and investigates representations of public art. The technique of ‘veiling’ to reveal something, as opposed to obscuring something - as used in Japanese culture and discussed in the work of anthropologist Joy Hendry - is investigated through the hatching over of the image. This concept is developed from earlier work such as 'Blue Funk I & II' of 2000, the 'Drumming' intervention at the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in 2002 and the 'Postcard Series', 2002. The idea of masking in order to reveal is an ongoing theme in Davies' work and this latest series builds on his earlier work. The series is ongoing, unnumbered and endless as there are potentially many thousands of images to collect. Each drawing is presented in a simple glazed frame and positioned around the gallery space in a cumulative installation.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Citation: DAVIES, T. 16 April 2005- 30 March 2007. [Exhibition]. European Drawing Series..
Uncontrolled Keywords: war memorials, grief, commemoration, graphite, digital images, veiling technique
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Art and Design
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 15:41
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 11:08
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/92

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